Treatment options for PRP
There is no cure for PRP. Therefore, the goal of treatment is to relieve the symptoms.
According to the National Organization of Rare Diseases: “PRP tends to follow a natural waxing and waning course, with episodes in which there is periodic worsening (exacerbation) or cessation (remission) of symptoms.” Source: NORD PRP Report
From the PRP perspective, there are two major objectives in the treatment of pityriasis rubra pilaris:
✽ relieving symptoms as they present
✽ achieving long-term remission, if possible
The mantra heard within the PRP community is simple but deafening: “What works for one doesn’t work for all.”
TREATMENT OPTIONSOral retinoids are derivatives of vitamin A that slow the growth and shedding of skin cells.
- No meds at all is an option taken by PRP patients concerned with the negative impact of side effects.
- Lab tests to monitor the effects of medications on the body and efficient management of drug side effects are important follow-up issues that will concern PRP patients and caregiver who is under a doctor’s care.
- Access to treatment options varies based on age, geography, cost and FDA approval.
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